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    Delete this Chrome extension now, it hides a virus

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    If you have installed the Screenshot & Screen Capture Elite extension on yours Chrome browser, delete it immediately: it is a virus. To launch the alert are the experts of TechDows, who found that the extension behaves like a malware which publishes ads directly in the search results of Google.



    Over a million users downloaded the extension for Chrome and many in the reviews complain that, once installed on the browser, in the Search Results appear sponsored ads, a feature that violates the policies of Google security. Even using the popular ad blocking extensions won't make the ads disappear. The problem, according to experts, could be even more serious: the extension is tracking the searches of users who have downloaded it.

    Chrome, the extension at risk of malware

    The Screenshot & Screen Capture Elite extension allows you to "photograph" the screen in use on your computer and share it, uploading it to the web. Analyzing yours "hidden" features, some users have noticed that the loaded screenshots allow permission to connect to an external IP and that the web activity of whoever installed the extension is tracked. Many have reported that moles Search Results, despite the use of extensions to block advertisements, they appear more and more often advertisements. Indeed, according to the analysis the extension would be able to alter the accuracy, the quality and even the order of search results appear on the Web.


    Chrome, how the extension works

    Analyzing in detail the operation of Screenshot & Screen Capture Elite, users have reported that the extension works in a "sneaky" way. The alteration of the search results does not happen immediately, but so gradually that a less careful and experienced eye could not be aware of the risk of malware to which it was exposed. For this reason, the expert advice is of delete the extension immediately from your own Chrome browser and to report it in Chrome Web Store, so that Google is also made aware of the problem and takes action for ensure privacy and the safety of its users.


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